B2 First (FCE) for Schools (Cambridge English: First for Schools)

B2 First (FCE) for Schools is an English qualification at the upper-intermediate level. It was developed in 2015 as a version of B2 First (FCE) with exam content and topics specifically targeted to the interests and experience of school-age learners.

B2 First (FCE) for Schools is targeted at Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take B2 First (FCE) for Schools as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.

B2 First (FCE) for Schools is aimed at students who want to:

  • start working in an English-speaking environment
  • study at an upper intermediate level, such as foundation or pathway courses

B2 First (FCE) for Schools follows exactly the same format and level and leads to exactly the same internationally recognized Cambridge ESOL certificate as B2 First (FCE). It follows upon the lower-level A2 Key (KET) for Schools and B1 Preliminary (PET) for Schools tests.

B2 First (FCE) for Schools is recognized by the private sector. It is also officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a certification of English language competence at various levels depending on the Cambridge English Scale overall score, as follows:

Level of recognition Overall score
C1 180-190
B2 160-179
B1 140-159

It is also recognized in several countries and can be used for academic and professional purposes that require language competence certification of this level.

Last Update At: 2019/09/04 - 10:08:23

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